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Japanese Lessons

Japanese Lessons

A Year in a Japanese School Through the Eyes of An American Anthropologist and Her Children

  • Author: Gail R. Benjamin
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814723403
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Gail R. Benjamin reaches beyond predictable images of authoritarian Japanese educators and automaton schoolchildren to show the advantages and disadvantages of a system remarkably different from the American one... --The New York Times Book Review Americans regard the Japanese educational system and the lives of Japanese children with a mixture of awe and indignance. We respect a system that produces higher literacy rates and superior math skills, but we reject the excesses of a system that leaves children with little free time and few outlets for creativity and self-expression. In Japanese Lessons, Gail R. Benjamin recounts her experiences as a American parent with two children in a Japanese elementary school. An anthropologist, Benjamin successfully weds the roles of observer and parent, illuminating the strengths of the Japanese system and suggesting ways in which Americans might learn from it. With an anthropologist's keen eye, Benjamin takes us through a full year in a Japanese public elementary school, bringing us into the classroom with its comforting structure, lively participation, varied teaching styles, and non-authoritarian teachers. We follow the children on class trips and Sports Days and through the rigors of summer vacation homework. We share the experiences of her young son and daughter as they react to Japanese schools, friends, and teachers. Through Benjamin we learn what it means to be a mother in Japan--how minute details, such as the way mothers prepare lunches for children, reflect cultural understandings of family and education. Table of Contents Acknowledgments 1. Getting Started 2. Why Study Japanese Education? 3. Day-to-Day Routines 4. Together at School, Together in Life 5. A Working Vacation and Special Events 6. The Three R's, Japanese Style 7. The Rest of the Day 8. Nagging, Preaching, and Discussions 9. Enlisting Mothers' Efforts 10. Education in Japanese Society 11. Themes and Suggestions 12. Sayonara Appendix. Reading and Writing in Japanese References Index

Die subtile Sprache der Kultur

Die subtile Sprache der Kultur

interkulturelle Kommunikation im Bereich deutsch-japanischer Firmenkooperationen

  • Author: Klaus Antoni
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825801113
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Japanese Education in the 21st Century

Japanese Education in the 21st Century

  • Author: Miki Y Ishikida
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595350496
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 372
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The Center for US-Japan Comparative Social Studies (www.usjp.org) is an Internet-based nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 2000, the Center has provided information about education, culture and society in the United States and Japan. The author of this book, Miki Y. Ishikida, is Director and a principal researcher at the Center.Japanese Education in the 21st Century is an introduction to contemporary Japanese education and provides the latest information and resources for educators and anyone with an interest in the Japanese school system.Author Miki Y. Ishikida describes The rapid changes in today's Japanese schools and communities that came about from the implementation of the 1987 recommendation of the National Council on Educational Reform that relaxed rigid school regulations Compensatory education and ethnic education for minority and disadvantaged children-Buraku children, Ainu children, Korean children, Nikkei children and disabled children-that are designed to improve their academic achievements and to give them a sense of pride in their heritage Human rights education aimed to instill respect, acceptance, and tolerance for all people by teaching the history and culture of minority population. Ishikida discusses the current state of the Japanese educational system, and the issues of minority education, special education, and lifelong education based upon her examination of administrative documents, school journals, and secondary literature. She also presents the results of case studies from her classroom observations and interviews with teachers and administrators from a cross-section of Japanese schools.

Japan's Changing Generations

Japan's Changing Generations

Are Young People Creating a New Society?

  • Author: Gordon Mathews,Bruce White
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113435388X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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This book argues that 'the generation gap' in Japan is something more than young people resisting the adult social order before entering and conforming to that order. Rather, it signifies something more fundamental: the emergence of a new Japan, which may be quite different from the Japan of postwar decades. It argues that while young people in Japan in their teens, twenties and early thirties are not engaged in overt social or political resistance, they are turning against the existing Japanese social order, whose legitimacy has been undermined by the past decade of economic downturn. The book shows how young people in Japan are thinking about their bodies and identities, their social relationships, and their employment and parenting, in new and generationally contextual ways, that may help to create a future Japan quite different from Japan of the recent past.

Contested Childhood

Contested Childhood

Diversity and Change in Japanese Preschools

  • Author: Susan D. Holloway
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136688161
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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In Contested Childhood, Holloway, an educational and developmental psychologist, examines the Japanese preschool and identifies the cultural models that guide Japanese child-rearing as being contentious and fragmented. She looks at the societal, religious and economic factors that shape various preschool programs and shows how culture influences child-rearing beliefs and practices.

Parenting After the Century of the Child

Parenting After the Century of the Child

Travelling Ideals, Institutional Negotiations and Individual Responses

  • Author: Dr Haldis Haukanes,Ms Tatjana Thelen
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409492214
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 246
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Bridging the gap between studies orientated around parenthood and those on the ‘globalization’ of childhood, Parenting After the Century of the Child provides a timely intervention to the scholarship. It explores in depth negotiations of travelling ideals on childhood, showing the power of institutional implementations that affect parenting practices. Drawing on the latest research conducted in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and South East Asia, this book examines ideas currently travelling across the globe within institutional settings, providing new insights into the dynamics and ambivalences involved in the simultaneous reframing of childhood and parenthood. This truly global volume will appeal to anthropologists and sociologists with interests in gender, childhood studies and the sociology of the family.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Education
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Monumenta Nipponica;

Monumenta Nipponica;

Studies on Japanese Culture, Past and Present

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civilization, Oriental
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Includes section "Reviews".

Education about Asia

Education about Asia

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Asia
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The Economist

The Economist

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Economic history
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MultiCultural Review

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Multicultural education
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Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Category: Academic libraries
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Learning from the Children

Learning from the Children

Childhood, Culture and Identity in a Changing World

  • Author: Jacqueline Waldren,Ignacy-Marek Kaminski
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857453254
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Children and youth, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are experiencing lifestyle choices their parents never imagined and contributing to the transformation of ideals, traditions, education and adult-child power dynamics. As a result of the advances in technology and media as well as the effects of globalization, the transmission of social and cultural practices from parents to children is changing. Based on a number of qualitative studies, this book offers insights into the lives of children and youth in Britain, Japan, Spain, Israel/Palestine, and Pakistan. Attention is focused on the child's perspective within the social-power dynamics involved in adult-child relations, which reveals the dilemmas of policy, planning and parenting in a changing world.

The Life and Times of Mexico

The Life and Times of Mexico

  • Author: Earl Shorris
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 039334374X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 800
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A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. "A work of scope and profound insight into the divided soul of Mexico." —History Today The Life and Times of Mexico is a grand narrative driven by 3,000 years of history: the Indian world, the Spanish invasion, Independence, the 1910 Revolution, the tragic lives of workers in assembly plants along the border, and the experiences of millions of Mexicans who live in the United States. Mexico is seen here as if it were a person, but in the Aztec way; the mind, the heart, the winds of life; and on every page there are portraits and stories: artists, shamans, teachers, a young Maya political leader; the rich few and the many poor. Earl Shorris is ingenious at finding ways to tell this story: prostitutes in the Plaza Loreto launch the discussion of economics; we are taken inside two crucial elections as Mexico struggles toward democracy; we watch the creation of a popular "telenovela" and meet the country's greatest living intellectual. The result is a work of magnificent scope and profound insight into the divided soul of Mexico.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

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  • Category: Arts
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Child Development: A Thematic Approach

Child Development: A Thematic Approach

  • Author: Danuta Bukatko,Marvin W. Daehler
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0618608656
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 752
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Bukatko/Daehler's CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A THEMATIC APPROACH provides a comprehensive, topically organized, up-to-date picture of development from conception to adolescence. Most important, it draws students' attention to the themes that replay themselves throughout the course of development, fundamental issues that resurface continually and that provide coherence to sometimes seemingly disparate research. The themes can serve as frameworks to help students further understand and remember the multitude of facts about child development. Bukatko/Daehler's sixth edition text draws on five themes, Nature and Nurture, Sociocultural Influence, Continuity/Discontinuity, Interaction among Domains, and Risk/Resilience. By drawing on these themes, the authors hope to stimulate readers to think about the process of development, or why it proceeds as it does. Through new For Your Review and Reflection sections, the authors also hope students will engage with the text and become more adept critical thinkers, who are more likely to appreciate the ramifications of theory and research for applied issues such as parenting practices, education, and social policy for children, which are ultimately concerns for us all. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Japan

Japan

  • Author: C. W. Nikoru
  • Publisher: Kodansha International
  • ISBN: 9784770020888
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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Original photographs and insightful commentary introduce Japan's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. These classic images only hint at the story of the seasons in Japan. Nature is not just admired; it is incorporated into every aspect of life, from festivals and the fine arts to the design of homes and the arrangement of seasonal delicacies at the table. The splendors of the landscape have shaped the ancient culture and ongoing traditions of modern Japan. Here, gathered in one opulent volume, are more than two hundred and fifty full-color photographs carefully culled

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

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  • Category: American literature
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Humanities
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The Open Court

The Open Court

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  • Publisher: N.A
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